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obama speaking thursday from martha's vineyard about the violence in egypt. the message seems clear. we can't expect democratic reform overpass in egypt. we have to ask when the military wipes out the results of what many may have been imperfect but democratic in nature election how are we to think the country is starting down the path. i want to bring back in mona on that very question. we saw mubarak, 40-year dictator step down in february 2011. we are now really only two years on. can we really have expected egypt to stand up a u.s. style democracy in such a short time? are these the growing pains of democracy or is egypt really fundamentally off the rails. >> you know, what i think is happening we're appreciated for the unpredictability we have. for too long egypt was considered predictable. for too long five u.s. administrations support add dictator at the expense of the people for the sake of stability. so it's that kind of predictability i'm gladys gone. again, i condemn all the blood letting but we have to get this out of our system. this is a mess but it's a necessary mess beca
. >>> but first, obama versus putin. clash of the titans. >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. is it just me or is it feeling a little cold war in here? >> i think we saw more rhetoric on the russian side that was anti-american that played into some of the old stereotypes about the cold war contest between the united states and russia and i've encouraged mr. putin to think forward as opposed to backwards on those issues, with mixed success. >> that was president obama yesterday during a press conference at the white house, capping off a week where the news has been all about u.s./russian relations. on wednesday, the president announced that he would skip a planned one-on-one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that was scheduled for next month. but the white house said that there has not been enough progress on major issues like nuclear arms and human rights to make a presidential meeting worthwhile. they also cited russia's decision to give asylum to u.s. leaker, edward snowden. the meeting was supposed to take place in moscow before the g-8 economic summit in st. petersburg.
to achieve it will define the legacies of he and president obama. if he, too, falls short, there's no telling how long or severe the labor pains will be. joining me at the table. layla, director of middle east task force at the new america foundation and former senior policy adviser commissioner of the palestinian refugee agency, jeremy, president and founder of political home for pro israel pro peace americans. an msnbc contributor and foreign policy analyst for newsweek and managing director of the washington institute and former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council. thank you all for joining me. i want to start with you. how important is it this happens now under this secretary of state and this president? >> the urgency is real. if they don't achieve peace now, the spiraling is real. palestinian authority likely could collapse. israelis would have to go back in and assume full civil and military control of the west bank, violence would erupt. in the context of the region you described, violence there sets off sparks around the whole region, so this an i
people who make $9 an hour. so the benefit of the obama coalition, is president obama was a figure who inspired people who made a little bit less money to go out and vote, so it changed some of the math about elections. which is tougher to do in a midterm. the reality, though, is until we figure out how we handle this, we are not going to have an economy that is growing. because we just are not putting enough money in enough of the people's hands who are going to do well. if we think about what's happening with our gridlock, the average male worker makes $900 less in real terms than he did in the late 1960s. these men, particularly middle-aged, white guys in the country, who have seen their wages stagnate, their wives have to go to work, their kids have to come back home, and no one's really talking to them about how do they make things better. and they're pissed, excuse me my language. and they are stopping action in congress -- >> so, right, but so, i was going to say, so, david, how do we get that angry white man, with the depressed wages, how do we get him to see his interest as co
obama? >> i hope that president obama will be very strong in his remarks, whatever they are, but i hope that there will be a sense of a deeper understanding on his part and all of the others who are -- who did not have to go through the battles that we did, and to send a message that will be strong to our government officials that people simply are not going to sit back and accept things as they are. we've seen changes with the supreme court with voting rights and everything. i am here, a person who had to count beans in a jar to be able to answer a question, how many bubbles in a bar of soap to be able to vote. we are still here. the problems still exist. i hope that his message, whatever it is, and i'm sure it will be the right message for america, that it will be strong, that it will cause more dialogue, and that the people in washington who determine the direction of this company will hear loud and clear what it is that needs to be done. >> we have just five seconds. it's okay. i just want if there's one policy you want to hear from the president proposed. >> i hope that the preside
last week in the suburbs of damascus that left more than 1,400 people dead. the obama administration believes the syrian government is responsible for the attack. and yesterday, both the president and secretary of state john kerry laid out the case for american military strikes against the regime. military strikes that the president says will be extremely limited. >> we're not considering any open-ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons, understanding that there's not going to be a solely military solution to the underlying conflict and tragedy that's taken place in syria. >> no boots on the ground narrow decisions but the president says he has not made a decision yet on action. but secretary of state kerry made it clear when president obama does make a decision, the weapons finder findings will have little baring on it. >> the u.n. can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already know. and because of the guaranteed r
, save money, and never overpay. visit truecar.com >>> on tuesday president obama went to phoenix, arizona to talk about helping out the people he called responsible homeowners. >> lets face it. we also had reckless buyers who knew they couldn't afford it and still took out loans. all this created a housing bubble, especially in places like arizona. it was devastating when that bubble finally burst. triggered a recession. millions of americans who had done think right were hurt badly by the actions of other people. >> i'm all for responsibility. lets remember the people targeted with subprime mortgages were disproportionately women and people of color. even those who had enough money, had good enough credit to qualify for a subprime mortgage. mr. president, i know you don't want to blame these people, right? shouldn't we blame practices in place at bank of america and wells fargo. joining me to answer that, executive business editor of the "huffington post" and author of "past due." also shawna smith, the president of the national fair housing alliance. lynette cox who is co-found
targeted. so today, i hope barack obama will address the issue, revive the commitment for a constitutional right, and the state's right to vote. that's why states like north carolina and texas are going crazy, because they're giving it back to the states. student loan debt, $1 trillion student loan debt, an impediment to education. and i would think that we should pick up dr. king and lbg's campaign. >> indulge me for 20 seconds, even as we looking forward to legislation and activism, indulge me for 20 seconds of your most distinctive memory 50 years ago at the march. >> we're standing right about here. and watching roy wilkins speaking and whitney young and seeing people like jack robinson, and then people are saying now, the voice of our time, martin luther king. and there was a certain readiness for him. that was the crispness of that moment. and of course, the mayor is saying, you took off and you felt something. and we know we were going back in the territory where there was racial profiling. yet, we indulge ourselves in going to jail. and i had people say, what about the dream? the d
a state of emergency and imposed a 9:00 p.m. curfew in cairo and other provinces. president obama on thursday condemned the violence and canceled joint military exercises with egypt, but stopped short of canceling the $1.5 billion in annual military aid and economic aid the u.s. gives egypt. as the president made clear on thursday, the u.s. needs egypt too much to cut off ties. >> given the depths of our partnership with egypt, our national security interests in this pivotal part of the world and our belief that engagement can support a transition back to a democratically elected civilian government, we've sustained our commitment to egypt and its people. but while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> and joining us now from cairo with the very latest news is nbc news foreign correspondent, ayman mohyeldin. ayman, thanks for joining us. can you give us a sense of what's happening on the ground today? >> reporter: sure. well, all attent
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